SERAC-Bangladesh under USAID Shukhi Jibon Project, supported by Pathfinder International organized the “2nd Bi-Annual Collaboration Meeting of Adolescent Friendly Health Service” on 18 & 19 July, 2022 in District Family Planning Office of Mymensingh & Dhaka.
In Mymensingh the meeting take place by the chair of Deputy Director of Family Planning, Mymensingh Ms. Mehrunnesa Siddiqui. Beside this Deputy Director of District Family Planning, Netrokona; Mazharul Haque Chowdhury, Assistant Director of Family Planning, Mymensingh, Dr. Nargis Morsheda, Regional Program Manager, Mymensingh; Mr. A.T.M Rafiqul Islam, Adolescent and Youth Coordinator; Shukhi Jibon; Mymensingh Region; Mr. Azizur Rahman, District Program Officer, Mymensingh Mr. Haran Sarker were the special guests. SERAC-Bangladesh staff, Service Providers of adolescent centers, and 20 Volunteer Peer Leaders from 10 Adolescent Health Services Centers of Mymensingh & Netrokona joined via offline & online.
In Dhaka the Deputy Director of District Family Planning, Mr. Mohammad Aman Ullah was the chair guest. Beside this, Mr. Md Shahjalal, Deputy Director of Family Planning, Narayanganj; Dhaka Regional Program Manager Dr. Farhana; District Program Officer Ms. Sharmin Akter from Pathfinder international were the special guests. SERAC-Bangladesh staff, Service Providers of adolescent centers, and 20 Volunteer Peer Leaders from 10 Adolescent Health Services Centers of Dhaka & Narayanganj, joined via offline & online.
Both meetings were moderated by Mr. Md. Salim Miah, Assistant Director (Program) of SERAC-Bangladesh. There they showed a presentation on SERAC-Bangladesh, Shukhi Jibon Project along with the updates, progress, recommendation of the VPLs appointed in the center by Ms. Songita Sarker (Youth Capacity Building Associate).
Service providers, volunteer peer leaders also shared their experiences, obstacles, recommendations and possible way out for providing effective services in adolescent friendly health service centers. DGFP officials gave advice to promote Adolescent Friendly Health Services, their feedback on School campaigns along with enhancing schools and community based mobilization campaigns for developing services in the centers.